Milan, 29 April 2020 – We need resilience now more than ever today in order to meet the great challenge of the COVID-19 emergency: maintain production and operational efficiency, in full compliance with the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) regulations. Maire Tecnimont launched this message in a two-day workshop bringing together 20 construction sites totaling about 33,500 people, including Maire Tecnimont's construction team and direct and indirect workers, across eight time zones passing from North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia to South East Asia. The group decided to organize this sharing event to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020, sponsored by the International Labour Organization.
During the two-day workshop, Maire Tecnimont’s top management connected with HSE site managers as well as the teams involved in the daily operations for project implementation. It was an opportunity to share best practices on how staff at each site - despite the distinct circumstances of its often very remote location - is carrying out its normal daily activities, facing the current global emergency proactively and with a strong spirit of adaptation. Maire Tecnimont defined and implemented a set of COVID-related safety and remote-working policies starting in February to keep staff and workers safe. Colleagues traded thoughts about their experience, after construction teams demonstrated the ability to absorb shocks and respond not only promptly to a constantly evolving situation, but to actively contribute with real solutions.
The workshop was also an opportunity for the Group to launch the "spin-off" of its proprietary brand Safethink, adapting it to the current situation with Safethinkcovid-19, and the related HSE campaign that will be spread throughout the Maire Tecnimont network.
"For us the priority is to ensure the health and safety of all colleagues and their families, while we maintain full operational continuity in the four continents in which we operate, from the United States to Malaysia,” commented Maire Tecnimont CEO Pierroberto Folgiero during the event. "In recent years, our Group has made the HSE component a clear factor of competitiveness, and today we are further demonstrating that this is not rhetoric, but a tangible value helping us face the challenges that await us in the future -- together with the passion that has always distinguished us.”